There are 365 days in a year. There is nothing spectacular about these days, they are simply a culmination of 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds. Yet, of these 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds, there are moments that hold meaning. There is Christmas, and Easter, and Halloween, and the Fourth of July, there are birthdays and celebrations, as well as moments of sorrow, all which happen to take place on a day that is not so spectacular. Simply put, a day is what we make it. How we choose to experience these 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds solely rely on the moments that we ‘choose’ to hold dear. I know, I know, there are some moments that we do not choose, and for which we would do anything to go back 23 hours 56 minutes in 4.1 seconds, never to experience the hurt, the pain, and the sadness felt at that moment. But for the moments we do ‘choose’, choose to make them great. And I am not talking about the ‘big’ stuff, like the birth of a baby, or the joining of two souls into one, those moments are easy to remember. Cherish the small moments. The moments that are so minute, that in 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds, they might be forgotten. Make those moments bigger. Make them remembered. The smile of your child, greeting you home from work after a long day. The laughter of an old friend, still laughing over something that happened 50 years ago. The comfort of a companion, both human and animal, ensuring you that everything will be okay. The silent thoughts late at night, telling yourself that you are great, beautiful, worthy, confident, unique and cherished — you are you…and you love you, regardless of what size, shape, or color you are. Cherish those moments. Most importantly, share them with those around you — both friend and foe. Create a moment for someone else that they will look back on and say, “that was a really good moment.” Make your moment big. After all, we are only given 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds, of which we have no control. But the moments belong to us. Unique and alike at the same time. What makes them different, is how we choose to create them.
Until Next Time,